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Violinist Sandro Leal Santiesteban

Violinist Sandro Leal Santiesteban talks about his program for the Pittsburgh Concert Society  Listen

Manfred Honeck Interview

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham talks to Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Music Director Manfred Honeck on the QED  Listen

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Beyond All Mortal Dreams
Stephen Layton leads the Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge, in American a cappella works by Steven Stucky, Stephen Paulus, Frank Ferko, William Hawley, Healy Willan and others.
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The WQED Morning Show
Start your day with Jim Cunningham, guests and your favorite music every weekday from 6-10 am!
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FUSE@PSO: Beethoven + Coldplay
Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 5:00 pm
Presenter: Pittsburgh Symphony
A mash-up of Beethoven's famous "Eroica" Symphony with songs from the Coldplay catalog, from A Rush of Blood to the Head to Mylo Xyloto. FUSE@PSO Creative Director and conductor Steve ...more info

Richard Stern, harpsichord
Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 8:00 pm
Presenter: Carnegie Mellon School of Music
Richard Stern plays works by Bach, Scarlatti, D'Anglebert, Forqueray, and Sweelinck. Richard Stern is a Lecturer in Music and Technology in the CMU School of Music. He studied harpsichord with ...more info

Music 101: Adam Liu, "When East Meets West"
Wednesday, Oct. 7
Presenter: Pittsburgh Symphony
Chinese-born PSO cellist Adam Liu has been a featured soloist with the major orchestras of Montreal, Victoria, Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, San Antonio, Baltimore, Los Angeles and Pittsburgh. He'll share his ...more info

Villegas Plays Rodrigo
Friday, Oct. 9 - Sunday, Oct. 11
Presenter: Pittsburgh Symphony
Guitarist Pablo Villegas returns, alongside the debut of fellow Spaniard, conductor Gustavo Gimeno. Villegas performs Rodrigo's Fantasia Para un Gentilhombre, a piece rich in haunting melodies and Spanish folk dances. ...more info

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